IllinoisTimes - Poetry http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-34-1-poetry.html Sat, 06 Feb 16 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 prom dresses poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16764-prom-dresses-poem-1.html prom dresses poem #1
 prom dresses poem #1enter the downtown Y folks and bedazzled by the bedazzling display ofprom dresses white gold black silverevery rainbow hue some plain some patterned choose from slink to poof...]]>
apologia poem # 1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16733-apologia-poem--1.html apologia poem # 1
now that I’m getting sorta oldI better make my apologies toyou kids while I still can andam fairly sane too late to say todemi but here goes for you otherthree: I never meant to hurtany of you but I...]]>
tintin poem #2 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16699-tintin-poem-2.html tintin poem #2
 tintin poem #2WILL has opera on saturdayalso classics by request not surewhich this was on but I’ve alwaysliked the announcer john frayne Ilisten in the car didn’t get in on thefirst ba...]]>
demi poem, uncounted Jan 14 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16675-demi-poem-uncounted-jan-14-2016.html demi poem, uncounted Jan 14 2016
it’s your birthday againtomorrowby taking your own lifeyou spared yourselfold ageyou also spared yourselfyour mother’sold age...]]>
deception poem # 1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16649-deception-poem--1.html deception poem # 1
deception poem # 1my stalwart upright grandfather“took the pledge” when a youthnever to touch alcohol never didnor did the farm men a stipulationof their hiring those found drinkingwere fired on t...]]>
October Harvest http://illinoistimes.com/article-16594-october-harvest.html October Harvest
October Harvest,by Lola LucasThis week’s poem was suggestedby Yosh Golden who observes, “Lolawas a quiet master of words. Here,is lyrical imagery and a starklyobjective conclusion.” We printit i...]]>
christmas lullaby http://illinoistimes.com/article-16571-christmas-lullaby.html christmas lullaby
christmas lullaby(My mother wrote this lullaby for myoldest sister, on her first Christmas,1925. You may remember this; I’ve printed it before. Music on request.)Sleep, little baby, the daylight is...]]>
springfield peace vigil poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16552-springfield-peace-vigil-poem-1.html springfield peace vigil poem #1
springfield peace vigil poem #1my tall cup of sweet milky teaon the seat beside me after thegrand meal served by the islamicfolk caught the eye of a small boytumbling with his buddies on the soft carp...]]>
wordspoem http://illinoistimes.com/article-16523-wordspoem.html wordspoem
hey guys how about a new acronymheard it from a psychologist friendI was trying to bring up a word itgot itself as far as my mouth thentangled with my teeth they wouldn’tlet go no matter how hard it...]]>
remembering poem # 23 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16493-remembering-poem--23.html remembering poem # 23
 remembering poem # 23my daughter demiknew how to takesmall pleasures small treatswhen we drove to wisconsin she alwaysstopped midway fora bag of popcornwhen we swam at lola and kevin’s pool we...]]>
work, part 2: thanksgiving for work http://illinoistimes.com/article-16470-work-part-2-thanksgiving-for-work.html work, part 2: thanksgiving for work
 I shared “work-thoughts-1” witha teacher friend single mom whoworks a second job her response:“Those words prompted me tothink about what I value in thiswork too. I enjoy the catering forI...]]>
work poem, first part http://illinoistimes.com/article-16427-work-poem-first-part.html work poem, first part
 work poem, first partI’ve been thinking about worktelling my overworked friendsthey are working too hard notthat I should talk but have justhad two thoughtful responsesthis first from a nephew...]]>
compassion poem #3 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16398-compassion-poem-3.html compassion poem #3
I hear trump visitedOur Fair City last nightconvention center filledheard people clappedwhen he vowed he’d notlet syrian refugees intothe country those clappersundoubtedly to a persondescendents of ...]]>
flowerpoem #3 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16371-flowerpoem-3.html flowerpoem #3
 flowerpoem #3the u.s. poet laureatesaid he liked the worddaffodil then recited apoem with that flowerwithin plus a lot of wordsunrelated he must havealso liked those well Ilike hollyhocks – th...]]>
flower poem # 2 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16334-flower-poem--2.html flower poem # 2
 flower poem # 2tulip bulbs have comeit’s soon time to plant themheard a story once about aperson horticulturally challengedplanted her bulbs upside downthe tulips finally came up in julytheir...]]>
tomatoes poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16312-tomatoes-poem-1.html tomatoes poem #1
 tomatoes poem #1frost predicted for tonight therefore gathered green tomatoes galore from Demi’s little garden I have kept it  going these five years since  that September day she ch...]]>
firearmspoem #2 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16271-firearmspoem-2.html firearmspoem #2
 firearmspoem #2autumn leaves fallinganother school massacrenot worth the headline©2015 Jacqueline Jackson...]]>
firearms poem # 1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16233-firearms-poem--1.html firearms poem # 1
 firearms poem # 1just saw a photo of an AR-15 assaultrifle on sale at spike’s tactical in floridathe store is a declared muslim-free zonethe gun’s three-way trigger boasts peace-war-god will...]]>
midaugust vermont poem http://illinoistimes.com/article-16215-midaugust-vermont-poem.html midaugust vermont poem
50 degrees when I swimthis early sunny mid augustmorn a stiff north windbut these choppy wavesare the same temperatureas yesterday and last weekwhile I dry off on the hillI am gladdened to seebefore a...]]>
URGENT POEM READ READ READ http://illinoistimes.com/article-16183-urgent-poem-read-read-read.html URGENT POEM READ READ READ
URGENT POEM READ READ READKIDS! KIDS! KIDS! tell your mawtell your paw tell your gramp & gramtell your teachers tell your friendsyell it out to springfield town we gotta go we gotta go where is it...]]>
in praise of labor poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16154-in-praise-of-labor-poem-1.html in praise of labor poem #1
 on labor day marched with over sixty folkwearing save the illinois state museum T’sthe viewers were sparse saw no city officialsstate either marching or cheering from thecurb no guv of course ...]]>
Bug-off poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16107-bug-off-poem-1.html Bug-off poem #1
 Bug-off poem #1Do I see you pout? Do I see you cry?Do you dance about? I’m telling you why The bad bed bugs have come into town.Have you made a list? It’s surely not mice Cannot be fleas, mo...]]>
river trip poem #4 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16090-river-trip-poem-4.html river trip poem #4
 my daughter put three pix on facebookone for each day the first: two baldeagles maybe ignoring us from a deadtree behind the willows of the sandbarwe retreated to our tents at dusk whenmosquitoe...]]>
vermont poem 2015 #3 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16051-vermont-poem-2015-3.html vermont poem 2015 #3
now that we have a composting toilet atthe lake we’ve put its handsome bluetraditional predecessor with walnut seatand closed cover at the end of the picnictable the hole at the very back where thep...]]>
vermont poem 2015 #2 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16022-vermont-poem-2015-2.html vermont poem 2015 #2
 vermont poem 2015  #2 it takes some learning to sit on it thenew composting toilet my grandkids  just expertly installed (I came out here  to help but haven’t because I zon...]]>
frabjous day poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16002-frabjous-day-poem-1.html frabjous day poem #1
the cowardly lion lies piercedby an arrow dorothy scarecrowtin woodman aghast dorothysays no not the wicked witch ofthe west some minnesota doctorreread just now jabberwocky “hetook his vorpal sword...]]>
canoe poem #2 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15976-canoe-poem-2.html canoe poem #2
you may not believe that a toilet seatcan be the most beautiful sight in theworld but maybe you would if you’rean ol’ woman on a four-day canoe tripon the wisconsin river eating sleepingon sandbar...]]>
playdate poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15942-playdate-poem-1.html playdate poem #1
on a recent new yorker cover a room’sprominent wide window reveals backyard greenery swings a ball trees clear skyinside two young girls sit back to back butyards apart each intent on a screen eachp...]]>
n fifth street poem #23 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15909-n-fifth-street-poem-23.html n fifth street poem #23
 n fifth street poem #23this is a big public thank you tothe Catholic Heart Work Campscores of young people with theirleaders who swarmed into our enospark neighborhood to do what wasneeded at in...]]>
canoe poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15877-canoe-poem-1.html canoe poem #1
we canoed on the wisconsin river fourdays of wilderness wind water the treesa closed screen on either bank depth ofwater too suddenly shallow for powercraft sand always shifting our small groupalone e...]]>